Jennifer Gibson Assumes Dryad Leadership Role

Dryad Appoints Jennifer Gibson as Executive Director

The best news I’ve heard today: @datadryad appoints @jmclenna Jennifer Gibson as Executive Director


— Todd Carpenter (@TAC_NISO) August 18, 2021

Dryad is the open-access repository and curation service for international research data.

As noted in the announcement, Jennifer joins Dryad from eLife, the research funder-backed initiative to transform research communication, where she currently serves as Head of Open Research Communication, in Cambridge UK. As a founding member of the eLife team, Jennifer has worked since late 2011 with researchers, funders, publishers, developers and others to explore fresh paths toward accelerating science through open research practices and open technology innovation. Prior to eLife, she served as Director of Programs and Operations for SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition), in Washington, DC.

We'll hope to sit down with Jennifer Gibson for a brief interview in the coming months!